Saúl Nava

Title: Assistant Professor


Degrees: B.A. in Biology and Art (painting), M.S. in Biology; University of Texas Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Animal Behavior; Indiana University

Selected Publications:
Moore, B.A., Kamilar, J.M., Collin, S.P., Bininda-Edmonds, O.R., Dominy,
N.J., Hall, M.I., Heesy, C.P., Iwaniuk, A.M., Johnsen, S., Lisney, T.,
Loew, E.R., Moritz, G., Nava, S.S., Warrant, E., Yopak, K.E.,and
Fernandez-Juricic, E. 2012. A novel method for comparative analysis of
retinal specialization traits from topographic maps. Journal of Vision
12 (12):13, 1-24.

Nava. S.S., Moreno, L., and Wang. D. 2012. Receiver sex differences in
visual response to dynamic signals in Sceloporus lizards. Behavioral
Ecology and Sociobiology 66:9, 1357-1362.

Nava, S.S. An, S., and Hamil, T. 2011. Visual detection of UV cues by
adult zebrafish (Danio rerio). Journal of Vision 11(6):2, 1-5.

Nava, S.S., Conway, M.A., and E.P. Martins 2009. Sex-specific visual
performance: female lizards outperform males in motion detection. Royal
Society Biology Letters 5:6, 732-734

Nava, S.S., M.A. Conway, and E.P. Martins. 2009. Divergence of visual
motion detection in diurnal geckos that inhabit bright and dark
habitats. Functional Ecology 23:4, 794-799

Nava, S.S. 2006. Size Does Matter. Iguana, now Reptiles and Amphibians:
Conservation and Natural History. 13:16-30

Nava, S.S., C.R. Lindsay, R.W. Henderson, and R. Powell. 2001.
Microhabitat, activity, and density of a dwarf gecko (Sphaerodactylus
parvus) on Anguilla, West Indies. Amphibia-Reptilia 22:455-464

Awards/Grants:
MassArt Foundation Charlotte Faculty Fellowship

Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard University, U.S. National
Institutes of Health (NIH), National Eye Institute (NEI), Postdoctoral
Fellowship in Molecular Bases of Eye Disease

Other:
NESCent (National Evolutionary Synthesis Center), Working Group Member,
Evolutionary Shifts in Vertebrate Visual Ecology and Visual System
Morphology

ART+BIO Collaborative, co-founder